Art lovers rejoice, the Spirit Of The Earth sculpture, currently on the corner of Chemainus Road and Victoria Street across from the Chemainus Theatre Festival, will move to Heritage Square on Mill Street this summer.
Hooray, hooray for the month of May, for that’s when members of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society come out to play! Perhaps ‘play’ isn’t exactly the correct word, but the Society, which maintains, restores, and adds murals and artwork to the outdoor art gallery in Chemainus, has two free events planned to help celebrate… Read More
Mark your calendars folks, Chemainus Festival of Murals Society’s annual general meeting is on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. The gathering will be held at the Best Western Chemainus. You must renew, or get a new membership, at least 30 days prior to the AGM to be eligible to vote. Dear Member: 2017… Read More
Chemainus, Canada’s Mural Capital™, has new souvenir mural maps fresh off the press! The new maps prepared by the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society, went on sale Sept. 1. They have been produced in a more user-friendly booklet format, with a foldout map, and include all recent additions to the outdoor gallery, including the Society’s… Read More
Waterwheel labyrinth will alleviate stress By Peter W. Rusland Of The Courier CHEMAINUS – Cowichan’s first public, meditative labyrinth should be ready for walking by summer, says Tom Andrews, president of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. Site preparation work, donated by Ken Stanton of Castle Cove Buildings, is ongoing on the unique 40-foot diameter… Read More
Wayne Gilmore, of I Can See Clearly Now, will start washing murals and sculptures on April 10, 2017, weather permitting. The Chemainus Festival of Murals Society appreciates your support and regrets any inconvenience that might occur.
Dear Member: 2016 was a productive year for the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. Members of the Board of Directors were active in many Society endeavours, as well as the continued preservation of 47 murals and numerous sculptures. This included, but was not limited to: – restoration of Memories of a Chinese Boy by Arthur Cheng;… Read More
A Sandy Clark painting, come to life after many years in storage in Chemainus, Canada’s Mural Capital™, has a name at last thanks to Tammy Montgomery. Her entry, Meadow Memories, fits the mural to a T, and was chosen from among 50 or so submissions to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society’s Name the Mural contest. And thanks… Read More
After lengthy deliberation, the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society has released the official names of the three Emily Carr-inspired murals unveiled in Chemainus in late summer. They are as follows. KEEPER OF SECRETS – INSPIRED BY EMILY CARR MURAL EC3 Painted in 2016 by Cim MacDonald The raven is an important symbol in First Nations… Read More
Like finding a masterpiece stashed in a closet, a Sandy Clark painting has come to life after many years in storage. Clark’s painting depicts a teacher and students bathed in sunlight in a field outside their school. This mural/painting was commissioned by Marg and Al Johnson, prominent Chemainiacs and business owners. They owned the grocery store,… Read More
Twenty years and counting – not quite a generation, but close to it – that’s how long Cim MacDonald has been Curator of The Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. That’s 20 years of hard work restoring, cleaning and maintaining the appearance of the over 40 murals in the Chemainus outdoor art collection. She helps maintain… Read More
The Chemainus Outdoor Art Gallery grew by three murals this summer, as the town’s new Emily Carr-inspired murals were unveiled Saturday to cheers from a small but enthusiastic crowd. The new murals are inspired by Emily Carr paintings and were commissioned by the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society as a continuation of the society’s Emily Carr… Read More
World-renowned Vancouver artist Arthur Cheng will be returning to Chemainus, Canada’s Mural Capital™, to do a complete restoration of his famed Memories Of A Chinese Boy mural, located on the south wall of the building housing Wing’s Cafe, on Chemainus Road. Please drop by between Aug. 17 and 23 to say hello, and watch a master at work. Born… Read More
A hearty thank you to Daphne Goode, of shawtv.ca, for her thoughtful piece on the Willow Street revitalization project in Chemainus, the Rainforest Arts Gallery and the Chemainus Festival of Murals restoration program. Watch it below…
Join the fun on Saturday, Aug. 20, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and help the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society and Anthem Properties celebrate the unveiling of three Emily Carr inspired murals in the lane between Utopia Bakery and Bonnie Martin Restaurant. The three new murals bring the number of pieces of art… Read More
BETTER LATE, THAN NEVER Happy Trails to Festival of Murals board members Lynne Landyo, and Mark DuMez, on their retirement from the board at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Lynne, co-owner of It’s A Small World B&B, served as board secretary for many years. She served two separate stints on the board, starting in… Read More